Canada wild fires trigger air quality advisory for Wisconsin

Air Quality Advisory issued for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Wildfires burning in Canada are causing the National Weather Service to issue an air quality advisory for all of Wisconsin until midnight.

The National Weather Service says smoke from the fires will be carried into Wisconsin by frontal boundaries from the northeast to the southwest throughout the day Tuesday.

That could also bring spikes in particulate matter to levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups of people. That includes children, the elderly, people with respiratory and heart problems, and people who are involved in strenuous outdoor activities for prolonged periods of time.

As of now, the advisory is set to expire at 12 a.m. Wednesday.

More information can be found on the state of Wisconsin’s air quality website. You can also stay up to date on weather alerts in your area with the First Warn Weather app.